Using techniques imported from Toyota, Herman Miller has achieved stunning efficiency while empowering its workers.
Minka are traditional Japanese farm homes, the rarest and most iconic of which feature steeply-pitched, thatch roofs called gasshō-zukuri(meaning “clasped hand”) which readily shed snow and somewhat mitigate the need for a chimney.
I want to go to there.
A little painful to read about King’s criticism of “the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice.”
There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.
Just a quick thought on being lucky. I’m up visiting friends north of Sacramento this weekend. Got a chance to get in a 5 mile run through the trees, up and down some hills, over several streams. I live in the city, don’t get a chance to breath in the fresh air like this normally. I’m feeling lucky.
With all the talk about cutting government, this Bruce Schneier post caught me as substantive rather than politic. A good read.
Hollywood has a serious case of start-up fever. First Ashton Kutcher and Lady Gaga emerged as tech investors. Then other celebrities got into the business ofmoonlighting as angels. Now Los Angeles is spawning all kinds of incubators and start-up accelerators.
The city now has IdeaLab,…